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  1. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    Mer and I had a good result for our 5th outing this Sunday. We got to the dinghy dock at Bayview at around 11:30 to find that our 14 was gone! A little hunting told us that the junior sailing program guys had pulled the mast and carted the boat over to the storage area so as not to clutter...
  2. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    \Hey Tripp, read the whole thread and the links- it'll take awhile, but some people put up some great info- specifically Pete M and Mitch. I picked up a one-design 14- which based itself on the prevailing boats of the time (mid 90's) and was raced by some of the top guys of the day. It's a...
  3. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    We will certainly update with stories and pics (mostly of carnage, I'm guessing) as we go along. I'm thinking the first 60 degree day with <12 knots and I'm going out, alone if I have to. Any quick hints for the inevitable capsize other than "get to the board immediately or you're fucked?"
  4. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    I think I already know enough to do what they did in that fucking movie. I need to learn how NOT to swim. Especially given the water temps for the next month.
  5. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    You know you're not allowed in here until we actually see you out on a boat. And I ain't seen that yet! Say hi to the kids...
  6. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    New Kite (so he said...) Spaghetti!
  7. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    The dickhead who I bought the boat from finally got around to cleaning it off. I picked it up yesterday, and I can't wait to go play.
  8. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    Unfortunately, the ice beat me to the lake. We tried to have her before thanksgiving so we could pull her to Lake Lanier and do some dicking around, but the seller is a slack bastard and never got her ready. (hear me, maddog?) I think we'll try to pull her somewhere in April, after all the...
  9. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    I think that's what Mitch just said. Thanks for the reply. I'd rather be the one to deal with getting gored by a spreader anyway.
  10. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    A quick questions for you more astute I-14 folks out there. Someone mentioned to me that most of the I-14's they've seen have the heavier crew on the helm. I've intended for the girlfriend (<120 lbs or 54 kilos) to drive, assuming my 210 lbs (95 kilos) would be better used getting out on the...
  11. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    I haven't seen this advice before, but it reminds me of the 50 degree "stabs" you sometimes need to do on beach cats to keep the leeward hull from submarining with the same end result. Is it that much of a stab on an I-14? One more quick question: Doesn anyone know the difference in rig...
  12. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    Yeah, although I don't believe in marriage, it was an offshore fishing trip that really decided the commitment thing for me. South Beach, 30 knots, fishing for sails with live bait on kites. Steep 8 foot waves so she went and passed out on the floor of the cabin. I woke her up to bring in a...
  13. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    There are clearly some fucked up kids sailing these things. Thanks for welcoming me to the fold. Trust- I will not disappoint, at least if being fucked up in the head and not afraid of wet or pain is the chief prerequisite. And yeah, the girl is just as fucking out of her mind. And would be...
  14. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    Thanks, Brett. Could you give me a few words on what you've found to be balanced and fast with regards to rake and prebend? Do you stand the fucker up in displacement conditions, how raked will you get in big air, I understand the masthead can move through 70 cm or more, is this entirely...
  15. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    Y'all are the shit. I joined the HPS group and will post pics of the flailing and dunking next spring. Thanks for all the info. Lurkers, don't be bashful. Any experience is appreciated. I promise I won't call anyone names unless you suggest wiring my girl's crotch.
  16. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    And she'll end up bringing yours, or your wife, or your daughter, back to my house for fun and games. She's just like that, ya know?
  17. MR.CLEAN

    So I just bought an I-14 today...

    I finally made a deal today to pick up a boat for fun and practice. The owner is bringing it down for me after thanksgiving. It's an I-14 "One Design Grand Prix) from maybe 2000, no racks, alloy mast, grand prix version (24 ' mast I think and long boom). I got a good enough deal and I trust...
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